Steve will talk about how to grow bulbs in containers and in the ground, introducing us to some of the more unusual bulbs and providing planting and growing expertise.
A freelance garden writer and broadcaster, Steve holds the prestigious RHS Master of Horticulture.
Steve and Val have worked for the Sun newspaper since 2002, writing the Gardening page with Peter Seabrook and answering hundreds of readers’ letters every year. Over the years, Steve has also written for most of the popular UK gardening magazines including Grow-It, Garden Life, The Garden, Gardens Monthly, BBC Gardeners World Magazine and Garden Answers.
Steve has a vast knowledge of gardening and enjoys sharing it with listeners to BBC local radio. He is resident gardening expert on Radio Kent on Sunday mornings, answering listeners’ questions during the live gardening phone-in show and he regularly guests on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey.
In addition, Steve acts as researcher, adviser and (on occasion) presenter for various production companies at events such as the Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows. His experience building medal winning gardens at some of Britain’s leading horticultural shows, including both Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace, give him a unique insight into the workings of these events. It also provides much humorous entertainment on the occasions he is asked to be a garden tour guide.